Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

Shenandoah Valley Chess Club

SVCC 2016 Summer of Chess

Greetings Shenandoah Valley Chess Players

Summer 2016 Calendar
(*Please note Times and Dates May Change *)
Sunday, July 10
Chess Film "Dark Horse"Screening
Winchester Film Club 3.0
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
3 pm

 Saturday,  July 23

Chess at Steamy's Cafe
11:30 am to 2 pm
Saturday, July 30
SVCC Blitz at Bowman!
Round-Robin Blitz Tournament
Doors Open 10 am
Round One 10:30 am
Saturday, August 20
Chess Champs
10 am to 12:30 pm at Bowman Library
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 181 Kernstown Commons Blvd, Winchester, Virginia
Bowman Library, 871  Tasker Road, Stephens City, Virginia 
Steamy's Café, 38 East Piccadilly Street, Winchester, Virginia
Hello everyone!
We received multiple questions about chess over the summer.
Here are a few dates for activities that we hope everyone will enjoy.
Award-Winning Chess Film: "Dark Horse"
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Sunday, July 10th at 3pm 
Come and screen the award-winning New Zealand chess film "Dark Horse" 
Dark Horse
Dark Horse is based on the true story of a brilliant but troubled chess champion
who finds purpose by teaching underpriviledged children about the rules of chess and life. 
Screening starts at 3pm.
Cost for SVCC players is $6 dollars
This film is rated R, so please research if you plan to bring young people.
This screening is brought us by Winchester Cinema Club 3.0. 
To learn more about them, visit their link at
SVCC Summer Blitz Tournament at Bowman Library
Saturday, July 30th at Bowman Library at 10 am
Time control 5 | 0
Number of Rounds TBD 
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place finishers
Boards will be provided
but please bring your own chess clock or time-keeping app / device.
Chess Tourney at HRL 2015
We will also have beginner and intermediate/advanced instruction 
plus open games for all ages.
Kids and teens registered in the HRL summer reading program 
will earn an activity badge for participation.
Doors open at 10 am / Round 1 at 10:30 am
To sign up, email David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Walk-in players are welcome too!
Saturday Chess & Coffee hour is on at Steamy's Café
Saturday, July 23 
11:30 am to 2 pm
Join us for casual games in a friendly, relaxed atmophere. 
Bring your boards or just yourself and a friend. 
Be ready for a great time!
Chess Champs at Bowman Library 
Saturday, August 20th 
10 am to 12:30 pm
Chess Champs continues on the third Saturday of every month until December. 
We look forward to great chess meetings at Bowman, Handley, and Steamy's Cafe. 
A special thank you to our amazing hosts!

As always!!!

     Bring your chessboards and equipment, or just yourself and a friend. 

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

These events are FREE and Open to All who want to learn and play.

Questions? Coaching? Learning Tools? 

Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Thank you for your continued support and participation with the Shenandoah Valley Chess Club.
See you again soon!
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